A Hotel In The Sky – Four Seasons Private Jet
Planning a round the world trip, but like to travel in luxury?
Then this just may be the perfect transport for you, to help immerse yourself in exploring the various cultures and unique exclusive landscapes that Four Seasons Private Jet experience has to offer.
Four seasons is seeking to change the face of group luxury tours, by offering their guests a £60,000 (per person) round the world ticket, in their shiny black metallic plane.
The Four Seasons Private Jet experience is a re-designed Boeing 757-200ER plane, which usually has 252 standard-sized seats that have been downsized to 52 white leather seats, designed by Italian Iacobucci. The seats allow you to lye flat, without being ‘that’ annoying passenger who ends up resting on someone’s lap, with a 2-by-2 configuration, to optimise as much space as possible.
The interior also has an LED lighting system, creating a calm mood in shades of violet white and soft blues.
Four Seasons aims to live up to their name by applying their famous hotel high service standards 35,000 feet in the air. So much so, that on each jet there is at least 21 hotel-trained crew and staff on board each flight, including three pilots, two engineers, a journey manager (travel coordinator), a concierge, and an executive chef.
Your food is prepared with fresh ingredients and cooked inside a steam oven (A complete 360 in comparison to your standard warm-up flight meal). The designated head chef for your plane, makes it their priority to learn your preferences before your flight, to help guide and coordinate the sous-chefs to your taste buds desires.
The food menu varies depending on your itinerary, but you’ll find that Petrossian Caviar and Dom Pérignon champagne are always just a friendly request a way.
Souvenirs to keep
For those of us travelling via commercial planes, we may receive a FREE magazine (where you can order duty free products + beverages) or we might even be lucky enough to have a blanket tucked away in our seats stash to keep warm during long flights!
Four Seasons offer a serious stash of Bvlgari toiletry kit, cashmere blanket, Bose headphones (to block out the noise), and a custom-made leather travel journal by Moleskin with matching ballpoint pen. Each guest also receives an iPad Air 2 in advance of the trip, which you can update music and movies as a personalized entertainment system. The best part is that you get to keep all of these items.
There is also free WiFi enabling you to visit any website, send e-mails and select from a library of films and TV shows available to download.
The four Seasons Private Jet doesn’t offer you the privacy of your own private jet, but it certainly offers travellers a chance to socialise and share experiences with other travellers, whilst on and off the flight.
Private Jet Itinerary for 2018
- Timeless Encounters (March 1–24, 2018)
Hawaii – Bora Bora – Sydney – Bali – Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai – Taj Mahal – Dubai – Prague – London
Timeless Encounters takes guests on a four-continent journey, beginning in lush Kona, Hawaii, and finishing in London. Travellers will be offered a range of activities over the three-week adventure, including seaplane rides over the Sydney skyline; whitewater rafting in Bali; excursions to ancient temples in Chiang Mai; and underwater exploration in Bora Bora. Timeless Encounters even includes a day trip to the Taj Mahal, where guests will explore its poetic marble architecture before re-boarding to arrive in Dubai in time for dinner.
- International Intrigue (September 14 – October 7, 2018)
Seattle – Kyoto – Hoi An – The Maldives – Serengeti – Marrakech – Budapest – St. Petersburg – London
International Intrigue takes travellers from Seattle and across Asia and Africa, before reaching Europe and concluding in London. Four Seasons Private Jet guests will experience the many splendours of its nine destinations, which include private tours of Kyoto’s centuries-old temples and shrines; a bicycle route across the lush countryside around Hoi An, Vietnam; snorkelling in the Maldives and a stunning hot air balloon ride across the Serengeti. Guests will wander through Jemaa al-Fna square in Marrakech; take a private tram ride along the banks of the Danube River; and enjoy VIP access to the opulent Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg, before flying to London for a final dinner with fellow travellers and new friends.
- World of Adventures (October 19 – November 11, 2018)
Seattle – > Kyoto – > Bali – > Seychelles – > Rwanda – > Marrakech – > Bogotá – > Galápagos Islands – > Orlando
World of Adventures guests board the Four Seasons Private Jet in Seattle, bound for Kyoto. There they will visit Kikaku-ji, Kyoto’s famed bamboo jungle; study samurai sword-fighting and historic artwork in equal measure; and enjoy a sumptuous private dinner at Kenninji Temple, the most ancient Zen temple in Kyoto.
Next, it’s on to explore the azure waters of Bali, then the pristine beaches and lush jungles of the Seychelles before continuing westward. In the verdant mountains of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, guests will follow in the footsteps of Dian Fossey’s famous studies of mountain gorillas as they trek with an expert naturalist guide by day and relax in one of the park’s acclaimed lodges in the evening. Before leaving Africa, Private Jet guests stop in Marrakech for private shopping excursions, a day in the Atlas Mountains with a Berber family, and an afternoon in the magical Majorelle Garden.
The World of Adventures journey continues on to Bogotá, Colombia’s sophisticated capital of art, design and gastronomy. Then, in another itinerary highlight, guests will embark on a bespoke cruise through the Galápagos Islands, where they will swim alongside sea lions in Gardner Bay; snorkel with manta rays; and photograph the rich and rare assortment of seabirds that make the Galápagos their home. Finally, adventure’s end comes in Orlando.